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Program Requirements

Recreation: Exercise Studies: Associate in Science

Minimum Credits for Graduation: 63

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First Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 15  
BIOL101, Principles of Biology I*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR BIOL104, General Biology I*
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ENGL100, Academic Writing I*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
FITN208, Weight Control
1 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
FITN, FITN Elective1
1 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
HLTH126, Health and Fitness
1 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
RECR110, Introduction to Recreation
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su

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Second Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 16  
BIOL114, Essentials of Nutrition
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ENGL101, Academic Writing II
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
FITN215, Aerobic Conditioning
1 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
RECR120, Leadership in Recreation
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
Restricted Elective(s)

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Third Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 16  
BIOL201, Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR ENVS105, Environmental Ethics
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
HLTH205, First Aid and Safety Education
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
RECR230, Personal Training & Aerobic Leadership
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
Unrestricted Elective
ACAD, ACAD Elective
ACCT, ACCT Elective
ANTH, ANTH Elective
ARAB, ARAB Elective
ART, ART Elective
ASTR, ASTR Elective
BIOL, BIOL Elective
BUAD, BUAD Elective
CAPS, CAPS Elective
CDSC, CDSC Elective
CFOR, CFOR Elective
CHEM, CHEM Elective
CHIN, CHIN Elective
CIS, CIS Elective
COMM, COMM Elective
CONT, CONT Elective
COOP, COOP Elective
COOP, COOP Elective
CRJU, CRJU Elective
CSCI, CSCI Elective
CSS, CSS Elective
DRAF, DRAF Elective
ECHD, ECHD Elective
ECON, ECON Elective
EDUC, EDUC Elective
ELEC, ELEC Elective
EMT, EMT Elective
ENGL ELEC, English Elective
ENGL1, ENGL1 Elective
ENGL2, ENGL2 Elective
ENSC, ENSC Elective
ENVS, ENVS Elective
ESL, ESL Elective
ESOL1, ESOL1 Elective
FITN, FITN Elective
FREN, FREN Elective
FSS, FSS Elective
GEOG, GEOG Elective
GEOL, GEOL Elective
GERM, GERM Elective
HLTH, HLTH Elective
HRMG, HRMG Elective
HSTY, HSTY Elective
HUMN, HUMN Elective
HUMS, HUMS Elective
IED, IED Elective
INTD, INTD Elective
IRM, IRM Elective
MATH ELEC, Mathematics Elective
MATH1, MATH1 Elective
MATH2, MATH2 Elective
METR, METR Elective
MUSI, MUSI Elective
NURS, NURS Elective
OFFC, OFFC Elective
PARA, PARA Elective
PARC, PARC Elective
PHIL, PHIL Elective
PHSC, PHSC Elective
POSC, POSC Elective
PSED, PSED Elective
PSYC, PSYC Elective
RDNG1, RDNG1 Elective
RECR, RECR Elective
REST, REST Elective
RUSN, RUSN Elective
SOCE, SOCE Elective
SOCI, SOCI Elective
SPAN, SPAN Elective
SPMT, SPMT Elective
TOUR, TOUR Elective
UNRE, UNRE Elective
WGST, WGST Elective
WINE, WINE Elective
WOST, WOST Elective

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Fourth Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 16  
BIOL202, Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
RECR220, Programming in Recreation and Leisure
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
RECR232, Exercise Physiology
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
RECR285, Recreation Field Work
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su

A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a three credit Liberal Arts Elective. This course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.

BIOL 101 or 104: Students with High School Biology and Chemistry with minimum Regents exam grades of 80% within the past 5 years can take BIOL 104. The BIOL101 and BIOL102 sequence is recommended.

HLTH 205: Students who can provide a current First Aid Certification of Responding to Emergencies or higher and an Adult, Child and Infant CPR or higher should complete RECR 210 Diversity and Inclusion. A waiver must be submitted and approved.

Restricted Elective: Students must complete either BIOL 101 AND BIOL 102 with a C or better grade, or BIOL 104 with a C or better grade, as a prerequisite for BIOL 201. Students who complete BIOL 104 in the first semester should select a SUNY GEN ED approved course to fulfill this requirement.

Unrestricted Elective: RECR 150 Play Across Cultures, BUAD 103 Entrepreneurship I, HLTH 206 Personal Health, SUNY GE Foreign Language Elective, CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry, or RECR 210 Diversity and Inclusion are recommended.

*Grade of C or better is required